We are living in the "century of the aging." Based on recent research of the World Health Organization, the world wide population over 60 years old it is expected to increase in a 50% by the mid of this century. That means that by 2050 there will be 2000 millions people in their third stage of their life. This should make us stop to think about how do we relate daily with what is called the "invisible generation." Unfortunately, nowadays we see how the elderly people is put aside in places where someone else can take care of their physical and emotional needs. Also, based on the research of the WHO, between a 4% and 6% of the population over the 60 years old is being abused - physically, emotionally or verbally. So, what place are we giving in our society to that people that is now in the third stage of their life? Do we believe in their dreams and projects or do we think that they just need to be aside and wait for death to come?
In the context of this movie, Elizabeth's Garden, we launched a project called Conversations for Elizabeth's Garden, where we interviewed people older than 60 years old to share their experiences about having to face new beginnings and to share their dream projects and goals that they would like to pursue. This way, we aim to show a new side to elderly people, their dreams and hope.
Conversations for Elizabeth's Garden
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